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Dogfight - casting announced

Jamie Muscato

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the European premiere of the musical Dogfight, which runs at Southwark Playhouse (The Large) from August 13 (previews from August 8) to September 13, 2014.

Heading the cast in the central roles of Eddie and Rose are Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson.

Jamie Muscato was in the world première of The Light Princess at the National Theatre. He has also appeared in Les Misérables (both the feature film and on the international tour), Rock Of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre), Love Story (Chichester Festival Theatre and the Duchess Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith).

Recently, Muscato was in the development workshops of the musicals Bend It Like Beckham and Blitz! and has just finished filming the TV biopic, Cilla.

Laura Jane Matthewson won The Ronald Wlliam White Prize for Acting Through Song at The Royal Academy of Music. Dogfight is her London stage debut in a starring role.

Completing the cast are Emily Olive Boyd; Cellen Chugg Jones; Nicholas Corre (West End Men, Vaudeville Theatre); Matthew Cutts (King Marchand in Victor/Victoria, Southwark Playhouse, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Grease); Joshua Dowen (Cool Rider, Duchess Theatre); Ciaran Joyce (Les Misérables, Lol in three series of The Story of Tracy Beaker); Amanda Minihan (Merrily We Roll Along, Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter Theatre, Sister Act, The Producers)…

…Rebecca Trehearn (Molly in Ghost on tour, Love Story, Duchess Theatre, Dirty Dancing, Aldwych Theatre, We Will Rock You, Dominon Theatre, Aspects of Love, Menier Chocolate Factory); and Samuel J. Weir (Frankie Epps in Parade, Southwark Playhouse, Carnival of the Animals, Monkee Business, Manchester Opera House, Les Misérables feature film).

Dogfight is set in November 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.

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